The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein



Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Fit for Trial...

State Supreme Court Judge ruled that an exconvict accused in the savage murder of a young woman is fit to stand trial, as he well should be.

Williams, who served eight years for attempted murder, is accused of sneaking into the 23-year-old student's building the night of April 13 and forcing his way into her apartment.

For about 19 hours, prosecutors said, Williams raped the woman on her futon bed, tied her up with computer cables and used a knife to slit her eyelids.

Police said Williams forced her to swallow large doses of over-the-counter pain medicine as a sedative, which damaged her liver, and he inflicted burns by dousing her with bleach and scalding water in an attempt to destroy DNA evidence.

Williams tried to burn the young woman alive before he left, prosecutors said. He was arrested a few days later.